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Indian captain Virat Kohli will be the missing the services of Jasprit Bumrah during the Test series against South Africa, due to injury.

Indian captain Virat Kohli will be the missing the services of Jasprit Bumrah during the Test series against South Africa, due to injury.   | Photo Credit: Mike Hewitt

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Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament illegal, rules UK Supreme Court

In a major blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Britain’s highest court on Tuesday ruled that his decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks in the crucial countdown to the country’s Brexit deadline was illegal. The unanimous Supreme Court ruling declared the order to suspend Parliament “void and of no effect.”

Injured Bumrah ruled out of Tests against South Africa, Umesh Yadav to replace him

India’s premier pacer Jasprit Bumrah was on Tuesday ruled out of the upcoming Test series against South Africa due to a stress fracture in his lower back and was replaced by Umesh Yadav. The three-match series will begin in Visakhapatnam from October 2.

6.3 magnitude earthquake shakes North India, epicentre in Pakistan

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake with its epicentre in Pakistan shook several parts of North India, including the Delhi-NCR region, on Tuesday, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said. There was no report of any loss of life or property following the quake at 4.33 pm, officials said.

Law student who accused Chinmayanand of rape allegedly detained in extortion case

After being denied relief by the Allahabad High Court, the Shahjahanpur law student who has accused former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand of rape was on September 24 allegedly detained for questioning in an extortion case alleged by him.

Supreme Court judge says he is thinking of renouncing his smartphone

Supreme Court Judge Justice Deepak Gupta on Tuesday expressed his extreme unease at the dangerous inroads made by online technology, saying it hardly took five minutes to buy an AK-47 on the dark web.

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das describes corporate tax cut as a ‘bold measure’

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das on Tuesday described the government’s move to slash corporate tax rate as a bold measure. He said it has made India a very attractive destination for foreign investment.

Onion prices to reduce in few days: Agriculture Minister Tomar

Onion prices, which are ruling as high as ₹ 70-80 per kg in some parts of the country, will calm down in the next few days with supply being boosted through agencies like Nafed, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Tuesday.

Christopher Nolan’s aircraft ‘Crystal Skye’ spotted in Chennai

When Flight CS772 flew into Meenambakkam on Friday, September 13, 2019, shortly before 1 p.m., it scarcely created a ripple. But once the aircraft, Crystal Skye, was parked near a bay near the secondary runway with all the bustle of the ground handling agency concerned, there was realisation that this was a special flight.

Discussions on Dhoni’s future unfair, only he can take that call: Yuvraj

The never-ending chatter around Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s future is “unfair” and the decision to retire rests solely with the World Cup-winning captain, his former India teammate Yuvraj Singh said on Tuesday.

Situation ‘very bad’ in Kashmir, says Azad as he reaches Jammu

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday reached here on the second-leg of his six-day tour of Jammu and Kashmir and said the situation in the Valley is “very bad”. Mr. Azad, the leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, had reached Srinagar on Friday on his maiden visit to the State after the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status on August 5.

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